Churn Dash Love

It’s kind of funny Kelli and I are both working on Churn Dash quilts right now…

Here is Kelli’s….

…and here’s mine.

We aren’t working on the same patterns.  Both are scrappy but both different.  We’ve both had lots of fun working on the projects.

This is not our first experience with Churn Dash blocks…in fact, we’ve had lots of Churn Dash experience.

Long ago I made this quilt….

There is a free pattern for it here.  You can read the whole story about the quilt here.  Can you believe that is was made from leftovers?

Kelli and I had another big adventure with Churn Dash blocks when we made this quilt…. …

75 Fun Fat Quarter Quilts Blog Tour: HERE TODAY!!

It is blog tour day.  Actually it’s been blog tour week (or so).  Kelli and I are your last stop.

We had so much fun with this project and will happily jump on board and do another if the chance arises.  The people at C&T Publishing were great to work with.

If you’re new to the blog, I’ll say welcome.  I’m glad you could stop by.  My daughter Kelli and I are the creative forces around here.  We blog typically twice a day so there is always something fun and fresh to check out.  We have lots of free patterns that you check out.  You can find them along the right side bar of the blog.  We’ve had a really big year.  In January our book Country Girl Modern came out.  We had quilts featured in several national magazines year and we have a quilt featured in American Patchwork and Quilting 2016 calendar…PLUS, we were involved in 75 Fun Fat Quarter Quilts.  It’s been busy….but a fun kind of busy that we enjoy.

Last fall we were contacted by Roxane at C&T and were asked if we wanted to take part in the book.  Although we were busy, we jumped at the chance.  We were asked to design a quilt and then provide variations.  It was a fun design concept.

Our first project was Kim’s Deal. That’s our beagle Ruby is showing off.


Here’s a flat out layout.

A Quilt Finish: X Marks the Spot

Kelli and I are continuing to work on quilts for the new collaboration book we are a part of, 75 Fun Fat Quarter Quilts.

Here is “X Marks the Spot”.  I apologize for the non-creative photos.  It was rainy and really windy….not weather for taking great outdoor quilt pictures.


I love the quilt…love the design and love teal.  I think it’s my favorite color if I working on the “bright side” of quilting.  This design was so fun and very versitile.  You could easily make this a little more “boyish” by pulling out the pinks and adding brown.  I think that would look great.

For those of you who have been wanting us to design a few lap sized projects.  We answered your call.  This is only lap sized.


The backing was an effort to use up some fabric that was lying around here.  The colors match wonderfully.  The childcare kiddos loved the drum fabric.


Here’s Ruby showing off the quilt.


You might remember that we didn’t have to sew up all of the quilts we had designed…we just wanted to.   So far from the book we’ve made Kim’s Deal…

11141, Cerda, FA15
and Miss Molly.


All seven of the quilts that we designed are come variation on the Churn Dash block.  I think it’s so fun that there are so many varying designs all from one block.

We got in our latest shipment of books again so we’re ready to fill orders again if you’re interested in a signed autograph copy.   You can find out more about that book, our book Country Girl Modern and our 2016 American Patchwork and Quilting Calendar along with the great deal we are running here.

Kelli has already started on the next quilt from the book.  I can’t wait to see it!

Today we’re sharing our finished quilt at  
Confessions of a Fabric AddictCrazy Mom Quilts, and Link a Finish Friday.

Ask Jo: Follow Ups

Every so often questions and comments come from readers that I think others would like to hear my response to.  That’s when I feature them on the blog.  This is one of those days…

I have some follow-ups to share with you.

Do you remember this community quilt that Cheryl and Ann Dee?  It was this one.  (It was shared HERE)

Cheryl and I both thought the stars were interesting and commented on that in the post.  A blog reader said that she thought the pattern was Bonnie Hunter’s Smokey Mountain Stars.  You can find the free pattern HERE.

If you want the layout that is shown for the community quilt above, you would need to make these blocks for vertical star points….

…and theses blocks for the horizontal star points.

In Bonnie’s version… …

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